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Two held as girl fights for life

Scene of the incident on Granby Avenue where a two year old girl has been critically injured.

Scene of the incident on Granby Avenue where a two year old girl has been critically injured.

Two people are today being quizzed by detectives after a two-year-old girl was left fighting for her life in hospital.

Shocked neighbours watched after police were called to a semi-detached house in Granby Avenue, Layton, at 10.20am on Thursday.

Ambulance crews had earlier been called to the address. Paramedics then called in the police.

The toddler was initially taken by ambulance to Blackpool Victoria Hospital but was later transferred by air ambulance to Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, in Liverpool, where she is described as being in a critical condition.

The Gazette understands she has suffered a number of serious injuries and police are now investigating the cause of those injuries.

Police said the toddler’s one-year-old sister was also admitted to Blackpool Victoria Hospital with what has been described as bruising to her legs.

She is not in a serious condition.

Two people, a man and a woman, both 23, who are understood to be the girls’ mother and her partner, were arrested at the scene and are in custody being questioned on suspicion of wounding with intent, assault causing actual bodily harm and neglect.

Police said: “At around 10.20am on Thursday, police were called by the Ambulance Service to attend an address on Granby Avenue where a two year old girl had been reported to have been found unresponsive.”

Neighbours on the street today told of their shock at the incident.

A single flower had last night been left on the gates at the property in Granby Avenue as the toddler continued to fight for her life.

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